Skull Rock Joshua Tree NP

Skull Rock Joshua Tree NP

We stopped at Skull Rock in Joshua Tree NP, before going on our off-roading adventure with our friends. You can actually see Skull Rock as you drive by and can walk right up to it 20-30 feet away. It’s the second Skull Rock we’ve visited in California so far. Does is look like a skull to you?

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We were also warned that bees might attack you, because they are so thirsty for water. Beware.. especially if you sweat a lot.
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These were the most peculiar looking flowers. They looked like tiny balloons. We saw a lot of white ones and every once in a while pink ones.
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Below you see a Joshua Tree. Our friend from Atlanta explored this place a while back all the while wondering what all these trees were. It wasn’t until the end he found out they were Joshua Trees and the reason why the park is named Joshua Tree National Park. ;)
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Parking is off to the side of the main road. There’s also a 1.7 mile nature walk that loops around and crosses the street to the Jumbo Rocks Campground. Other than going up to skull rock, we didn’t do much exploring in this area. I wouldn’t mind checking it out next time… with a bee suit. ;)

When I was little, I remember playing in the sand and getting stung by a dead bee. I can’t imagine how terrifying it is to be stung by a live one. Have you ever been stung by a bee?

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. ooh, I’ve never been to Skull Rock before but I’ll have to make a trip out there the next time I go to J Tree!

    1. You should! I didn’t do much research before I went, so I had no idea what to expect.. but it turns out that there’s a lot more than just joshua trees. :)

  2. Eeeek at “beware if you sweat a lot.”
    Guess I won’t be venturing over there… lol
    Beautiful photos as always!
    Britt @ One&20

    1. Thanks @brittone20:disqus ! :) I think it’s only certain seasons though.. so I’m sure there are certain parts of the year that are better to visit.

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